“The seeds of solidarity planted for many years are growing everywhere”

The 8th biennial convention of the Canadian Network on Cuba was held in Toronto, Canada, on June 3-4, 2017. I was asked to speak on the panel titled Building Solidarity with Cuba in Canada with distinguished panelists Don Foreman of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), and Yamil Martinez of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).

This is what I said. The title is taken from a statement by Fidel Castro.


"The seeds of solidarity planted for many years are growing everywhere."

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Work Set to End the U.S. Economic Blockade of Cuba and to Strengthen Canada-Cuba Relations

Source: Canadian Network on Cuba

The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) held a very successful 7th Biennial Convention in Toronto from May 30 -31, 2015.  Delegates and alternate delegates from 19 member organizations were joined by observers and invited guests including His Excellency Julio Garmendía Peña, Ambassador of Cuba to Canada, Javier Domokos Ruiz, Toronto Consul General of Cuba and other Cuban diplomats.The Convention had the distinct honour and privilege of hosting Fernando González Llort, one of the Five Cuban Heroes who had  been imprisoned unjustly in the United States for defending Cuba from terrorist attacks launched from the United States and/or by U.S. citizens and covert agencies and for defending Cuba’s right to independence and self-determination. Continue reading Work Set to End the U.S. Economic Blockade of Cuba and to Strengthen Canada-Cuba Relations